The problematic calf muscle!

Good afternoon everyone!  Well that was just a crazy day today!  A 5hr ride that just got hotter and hotter out there today.  The killer was a 40 min run off the bike afterwards at 12.30 in the arvo.  Now I am at home after an ice bath, a good feed, with my feet up… Read more »

Planning, consistency and goal setting

Hi All!  I am back for 2013…. I know I have been a little slack over the last few months.  Well really I have been training hard outside work to train up for the Melbourne Ironman in March.   However I am now in a mini taper for the Geelong half Ironman or 70.3 as… Read more »

Running in the off/pre season

Right now is just a beautiful time to be training!  The sun is up early, the daylight is hanging around longer.  So more time in the sunshine to train – stunning!  Now this post is all about what to work on in the off season or preseason.  I am a firm believer that running or… Read more »

Running coaching

Running coaching is coming new to free2run.  So far since opening up the free2run business on the 1st of July this year I have conducted numerous assessments at Lifecare, Croydon Sports Medicine.  I am wrapped with the feedback that I am receiving and really enjoy spending quality 1 on 1 time with the runners/triathletes that I meet…. Read more »

Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee also called Kneecap Maltracking or Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)…. which is the technical jargon term for the kneecap not sitting where it should be as you run.  Now this is a very, very common problem.  In fact, without looking at the stats on the patients I see at work I would estimate that… Read more »

Minimalist Running Shoes

So what is the go with the minimalist craze……. Alrighty…. so what is the go with this big movement into minimalist running shoes?  I thought it was about time that I put up a blog that looks at it from a Sports Physiotherapists perspective. Personally I have completely made the move into minimalist running shoes/racing… Read more »

Stress Fractures

Unfortunately stress fractures are a common injury among runners.  Although bone may appear to be a static tissue, it is actually very dynamic.  Bone is constantly remodeling itself in specific location based upon a variety of factors. BASIC BONE PHYSIOLOGY BEHIND STRESS FRACTURES Without going into the physiology of this in too much detail there… Read more »

ITB friction syndrome

Well…. it is that time of the year again where a few unfortunate runners come in to see me every week with the dreaded runners curse… ITB friction syndrome. I want to dedicate this blog to ITB friction syndrome  .  The blog will aim to highlight some anatomical links, causes or pre-disposing factors and of… Read more »

Injury prevention and running

As promised, here is the second installment on injury prevention and running.  Now, I need to stress that this is only a summary of my thoughts, experiences as a Sports Physiotherapist for the past 9 years and from my numerous of years of university education (9 in total… ouch!, well 7 full time and 2… Read more »

Running injury prevention

I hope that you are having a relaxing few days off over the long weekend with your loved ones!  Personally I got in a great session on the wind trainer followed by a quality run off the bike, after chilling out, refueling and a little bit of shopping, I thought that I would live up to… Read more »